Christmas is coming early as Hip-Hop Weekly prepares to release the historic collector’s item, “PORTRAITS OF HIP HOP, 1980-2010: EXPLORE THE LEGENDARY GALLERIES OF HIP HOP’S GREATEST PHOTOGRAPHERS.”
Via Press Release:
HIP HOP WEEKLY RELEASES HISTORIC COLLECTOR’S EDITION
“PORTRAITS OF HIP HOP, 1980-2010: EXPLORE THE LEGENDARY GALLERIES OF HIP HOP’S GREATEST PHOTOGRAPHERS”
on newsstands everywhere November 30
SPECIAL EDITION TAKES READERS ON A TRIP THROUGH THE HISTORY OF HIP HOP CULTURE OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS, AS SEEN IN THIS AMAZING COLLECTION OF DOZENS OF EXCLUSIVE IMAGES FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THREE OF HIP HOP’S MOST PROLIFIC AND INFLUENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
– Tupac by Chi Modu, 1994.
November 18, 2010. (Miami, FL) Join Hip Hop Weekly as we bring you inside the world of a few of the masterminds behind the some of the most iconic images forever associated with the legendary greats of Hip Hop. Creative artists themselves, these photographers have recorded the artistic development of the incredible wave of Hip Hop culture that has swept the planet over the last 30 years. Never have these visual documenters of the culture gotten the recognition they deserve. This beautiful, perfect-bound special was created as a glossy showcase of their work that features dozens of images of Hip Hop icons including Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Notorious BIG, Nas, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Ice Cube, Lil Kim, Lil Wayne, Wu-Tang Clan, Mary J. Blige, Outkast and many more.
– Jay-Z by Ernie Paniccioli, 1987.
Frequently as rebellious as the art forms their images illuminate, these warriors of the lens have stories that are often as intriguing as the celebrities they’ve captured on film. In this Volume One edition, portraits of prose are presented for Ernie Paniccioli, J. Lash and Chi Modu, along with the imagery of three distinctive decades. Paniccoli has been at it since 1973, shooting Hip Hop before there was a Hip Hop. Without Ernie, Biggie wouldn’t have had those pictures to hang on his wall in “Juicy.” There’s J Lash, who’s story shows and proves it’s not about being in the right place at the right time, but knowing how to seize the moment when it arrives. And as the a principal photographer for The Source magazine during the epic decade of 1990-2000, Chi Modu has more cover shots to his credit than any other lens-man of the pioneering publication’s heyday.
– Mike Tyson by J Lash, 1986.
The “PORTRAITS OF HIP HOP, 1980-2010: EXPLORE THE LEGENDARY GALLERIES OF HIP HOP’S GREATEST PHOTOGRAPHERS” will hit newsstands on November 30th.